The Hours

2002 , R

Educational Average: 10.0 | Entertainment Average: 8.6

Overall Average: 9.3

Genre: Drama

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Meryl Streep
Topics: Depression, Suicide

Academy Award winner for Best Actress (Nicole Kidman). One of the best portrayals of the painful depths and hopelessness of depression and its effects on others. Nicole Kidman portrays Virginia Woolf, who is writing the novel Mrs. Dalloway, while another woman is reading the book in the 1950s, and a third present day woman is living it. All three lives have parallels of depression and suicide. Fantastic portrayal of the impact of depression on family members and the power of endogenous depression. What motivates the suicides portrayed in the film? See Dr. Cannon's article on the topic.